Friday, 1 May 2015

01.05.2015 Stream (ended)

Happy Friday everyone!
I'm finally back on streaming, hoping that can handle a couple hours, will be playing first World of Tanks (thinking about Tank request for today) and then later perhaps, some World of Warships.

EU/NA and 181 tanks:

01.05.2015 Q&A

Armored Warfare staff reacted on WG censorship of any topics concerning AW on WG RU forums by publicly announcing that discussing and comparing AW to other games is welcome on AW forums.

- Developers are already testing the fix for the LT and arty queue;
- 121B will also appear only on Chinese server;
- When penetrating spaced armor, normalization is taken into account, that means that if the impact angle is let's say 60 degrees and the normalization is 5 degrees, 55 degrees will be used for penetration calculation purposes. However, that "55" is just a theoretical number. If the shell penetrates the spaced armor, it continues on the same trajectory (60 degrees) as it did before. Once it reaches the main armor behind it, the normalization is applied again. In this sense, the spaced armor does not influence the shell trajectory.

And the funny/fail of today (you can email me with stuff like this, will gladly share it bellow the Q&A's):

Armored Warfare: Enter the Terminator

Previously, Armored Warfare made and article on "the road to BMPT" and today they are writing about the development of the Russian BMPT vehicle family:

WoT May's Wallpaper

This month wallpaper from World of Tanks is featuring a trio, the ISU-122S, T-34/85 and "Rudy" IS-2

For those interested, there are more resolution options here:

Wargaming, fix the Portuguese flag!

Since I opened the blog, the World of Tanks Portuguese community  been begging me to give light to this issue, and also is something I've been complaining for months, and, before I continue, this is the furthest I will go on having an "agenda", smirking at you conspiracy theorists!

 The Portuguese flag that Wargaming created as an emblem has been wrong for as long I can remember, this is how its displayed:

Used the M5 Stuart on purpose, Portugal had a variant in service, but that's for another time.

That blue cross in the shield over a white field, that was never used together with the rest of the flag.

9.8 Vehicle Descriptions

Straight from the Insider and the supertest client.

Japanese Tiger I (doesn't have limited MM, a Japanese heavy tank premium)

"In 1943, the Japanese ambassador to Germany attended the Tiger field trials in Henschel. After that, the company was ordered to transfer all tank documentation to Japan. One disassembled vehicle was sent to Bordeaux on 14 October 1943 to be delivered to Japan by submarine. However, the eastern ally of the Wehrmacht was never able to establish its own production of Tigers. The vehicle was never delivered and this adventure cost 645,000 Reichsmarks to Japan, while the original cost was 300,000 Reichsmarks."

Kanonenjagdpanzer (replacement of the Jagdtiger 88 in stores it seems, unlimited MM)

"The first Kanonenjagdpanzer prototypes were produced in 1960 by the Hanomag-Henschel company for Germany. The production continued until 1967. A total of 770 vehicles for Bundeswehr and 80 for the Belgian Armed Forces were built. However, since 1983, this model was deemed outdated. Some of these tank destroyers were converted into artillery observation vehicles, some others were refitted into anti-tank guided missile carriers. However, some Kanonenjagdpanzer, also known as the Jagdpanzer Kanone 90mm, remained in service until 1990."

VK 45.02 (P) Ausf.B7 (mini-Maus on tier 7)

"Variants with forward-mounted turret and rear-mounted turret were designed by Ferdinand Porsche. The tank never saw mass production."

Cromwell "Berlin"

"The Cromwell was developed in 1941–1942 by BRC&W. A total of 1070 vehicles were mass-produced from late 1943 through 1945. They were extensively used by the British army in the Northwest Europe Campaign of 1944–1945."


"In 1934–1935 the design bureau in Kharkiv Locomotive Factory developed the artillery modification of the BT-7. The new elliptical turret was equipped with the 76.2-mm CT-28 gun. In addition, some vehicles received new radio stations. A total of 155 artillery BT-7s were manufactured. The vehicles saw combat on the Karelian Isthmus, in Manchuria, and during the first period of the Great Patriotic War."

IS-3 with Autoloader

"In 1956–1957, the Military Armored Forces Academy developed a thesis project of loading system on the IS-3 and T-10 heavy tanks. The IS-3 variant provided double-row ammo rack with automatic loading system. The crew was reduced to three members: commander, gunner, and driver. The turret was redesigned in order to allow the arrangement of loading mechanism. The vehicle existed only in blueprints."

Very oddly enough, the supertest files contain traces of two interesting vehicles:

Strv 103 A (marked as "HeavyTank_EU_TECH_Tier_X")
IKV 91 with following description: "Designed and manufactured by Hägglund and Söner, the LKV 91 was originally designated as a light tank, and later into a tank destroyer by Sweden Armed Forces. The first prototypes of the LKV 91 were completed in 1969 with production running from 1975 until 1978 with a total of 212 vehicles produced."

IS-3 in HD armor changes

9.8 Screenshots - Part 3

AMX 50 120

9.8 Screenshots - Part 2

M26 Pershing

9.8 Screenshots - Part 1

Hello warriors,

here are some screenshots of HD vehicles coming in 9.8. Please note that this post is very big (plenty of pictures). You were warned.


New Hangar - 4th of July

Hello warriors,

a few pictures of the upcoming hangar, 4th of July event, US server only

Code giveaways

I should be already on bed but there are Invite codes being given away for EU and NA players here: Link.

The invite code contains:

  • 350 Gold
  • 7 Days Premium
  • Pz.Kpfw. S35 739 (F)
  • Free Garage Slot

And it seems they are also giving codes for current players but not sure, they placed me in some weird 60 minute queue but is still worth a check out: Link.

The code contains:
  • 1 Day of Premium
  • Case of Cola (Premium Consumable)

Now, kiss kiss and good night!

Vehicle changes in 9.8

- all lowtier autocannons had their range increased from 350 to 400 meters

- HP buffed by 10 hitpoints
- Stock suspension: shot dispersion factor 0.22 / 0.22 ( 0.24 / 0.24 )
- Elite suspension: 0.2 / 0.2 ( 0.22 / 0.22 )

ARL V39:
- Stock suspension: shot dispersion factor 0.24 / 0.24 ( 0.26 / 0.26 )
- Elite suspension: shot dispersion factor 0.22 / 0.22 ( 0.24 / 0.24 )
-Gun 105 mm AC mle. 1930 S: Shot dispersion factor 0.14 / 3.5 / 2 ( 0.16 / 3.5 / 2 )
-Gun 90 mm AC DCA 45: Aim time 2.6 ( 2.9 )

- Stock suspension: terrain resistance 1 / 1.1 / 2.2 ( 1.2 / 1.4 / 2.6 )
- Elite suspension: terrain resistance 1 / 1 / 2 ( 1.1 / 1.3 / 2.4 )
- Elite suspension: shot dispersion factor 0.29 / 0.29 ( 0.3 / 0.3 )

AMX 13/75
- Stock suspension:
 terrain resistance 0.8 / 0.9 / 1.6 ( 0.9 / 1 / 1.6 )
 shot dispersion factor 0.21 / 0.21 ( 0.23 / 0.23 )
- Elite suspension:
 terrain resistance 0.7 / 0.8 / 1.4 ( 0.8 / 0.9 / 1.4 )
 shot dispersion factor 0.2 / 0.2 ( 0.22 / 0.22 )
- 75mm SA50: slightly buffed accuracy on the move (from 0.18 to 0.16)

- Hitpoints buffed by 10 (stock) and 20 (elite)
- Stock suspension: shot dispersion factor 0.2 / 0.2 ( 0.24 / 0.24 )
- Elite suspension: shot dispersion factor 0.18 / 0.18 ( 0.22 / 0.22 )
- 50mm L/60: aimtime buffed from 2,3 to 2,2, accuracy from 0,4 to 0,9

- Suspension А-20 обр. 1938 г.: Shot dispersion factor 0.24 / 0.24 ( 0.26 / 0.26 )
- Suspension А-20 обр. 1940 г.: Shot dispersion factor 0.22 / 0.22 ( 0.24 / 0.24 )
- All the autocannons had their range increased from 395 to 400